Former Pakistani Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif will depart for London from Saudi Arabia today, where he had traveled to perform the Umrah pilgrimage.
Nawaz Sharif had received an invitation from the Saudi royal family and also met with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) during his visit.
Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz, who serves as PML-N’s chief organizer and Senior Vice President, is scheduled to return to Lahore tonight, arriving at 1 pm. She had accompanied Nawaz Sharif on his visit to Saudi Arabia and had also met with Crown Prince MBS.
The visit of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to Saudi Arabia has drawn significant attention, as it comes at a time when Pakistan is grappling with a range of economic, political, and security challenges. The PML-N, which has been one of the country’s leading political parties, has been critical of the current government’s policies and has been demanding greater accountability and transparency in governance.
Given the PML-N’s stance and the ongoing tensions between the government and opposition parties, the visit of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to Saudi Arabia has sparked speculation about its political implications. Some observers believe that the visit may be part of efforts to forge a political alliance or seek support from regional powers to challenge the current government’s policies. However, others argue that it may simply be a private visit and not necessarily indicative of any political maneuvering. Regardless of the reasons behind the visit, it is likely to remain a subject of interest and speculation among political analysts and observers in Pakistan.